More than 100,000 Pa. educators have been vaccinated

Written by on March 24, 2021

More than 100,000 Pa. educators have been vaccinated

By Tyler Pratt

March 24, 2021

Photo by Steven Cornfield on Unsplash

Across the state, the number of people getting COVID vaccines continues to rise. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health on March 23, nearly 4.5 million shots have been administered. 

On March 23, Gov. Tom Wolf also announced more than 100,000 educators have been vaccinated. The state recently began using the Johnson & Johnson one-shot for school employees. 

A quick breakdown of the numbers:

  • More than 1.5 million people are now fully vaccinated. 
  • One quarter of the state’s population has received at least one dose.

The number of new COVID cases in the Commonwealth remains relatively low compared to December’s surge but has ticked up in recent days. Pennsylvania will begin easing restrictions on businesses and gatherings next weekend. 

But Philadelphia officials announced on March 23 that the city is pushing back reopenings until the end of April, citing a rise in cases and hospitalizations. 

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